Health Services Administration, M.H.A.

Fulfill your passion in the healthcare profession while advancing your career and leadership opportunities.

Major in Health Services Administration, M.H.A.

Health Services Administration is about ensuring that clinics, healthcare, hospitals and urgent care centers are run well from a business perspective. While compassion, knowledge, and science are critical skills to have in the healthcare profession, so too is ensuring that everything is well-planned and stays coordinated for better outcomes for the patients and providers. That's where Health Services Administration factors in.

By earning your master's degree in Health Services Administration, you will be making decisions about the business of healthcare and how to provide the best outcomes for the people you serve.




Hour Degree


Hour Certificate Option

Why Study Health Services Administration at MSU Texas?

Are you passionate about healthcare and looking to advance your career in this dynamic industry? The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at MSU Texas is the perfect opportunity for you. With the increasing demand for healthcare services, the need for executives to oversee the provision of these services is also on the rise, making it a highly in-demand career path.

Our 100% online33-hour degree, no GRE required program offers a flexible format that allows you to continue working full-time while pursuing your degree. As an MSU Texas MHA program student, you will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for success in the healthcare industry.

We also offer a graduate certificate option. The 100% online, 18-hour graduate certificate in Health Services Administration is available for working professionals who would like to expand their knowledge and further their education in healthcare administration without pursuing a full graduate degree. This certificate is a wonderful addition for students pursuing a Master's in Business Administration or other degrees who want to work in health services administration. Courses that meet the academic requirements are eligible to transfer into the Master of Health Administration program should you choose to continue toward the MHA degree.

Our program covers various topics, including healthcare financial management, operational and strategic management, research, marketing, and informatics. Many courses are taught by executive leaders with experience in not-for-profit and for-profit integrated healthcare delivery systems, including hospitals, physician practices, academic medicine, research, joint ventures, ambulatory sites, value-based care programs, health plans, managed care, and other alternative payment models.  

With small class sizes, faculty committed to helping you succeed, and high-quality education, you will be well-prepared for a rewarding career in this critical field. Don't wait any longer to take the next step in your career - apply to the MSU Texas MHA program today!

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Academic Advising

Academic advising is hybrid between the graduate coordinator and graduate academic counselor.

It taught me the importance of patience and trusting the process in each class. Having successful instructors in the health administration industry has greatly empowered me for my future career. Their expertise and guidance have illuminated the wide range of career fields available. Additionally, they have encouraged me to seek out opportunities within health administration, enabling me to gain valuable experiences beyond the classroom and apply my knowledge to real-world situations. A highlight of the MHA program for me has been the unwavering support from Dr. (Jennifer) Anderson. Despite the challenges of having most instructors being off-campus, Dr. Anderson has made communication effortless. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at MSU Texas and look forward to another enriching year as I complete my MHA master's degree.

Jeanri Buys
Jeanri Buys
Health Services Administration, M.H.A.
Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services

Paying for Graduate School

MSU Texas offers several scholarships and assistantships for students taking graduate courses. To apply for scholarships, access our Scholarship Manager. There you will apply one time and be matched to scholarship opportunities specifically for you. Graduate assistantships are also available and require an application.

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What can I do with a degree in Health Services Administration?

Healthcare administration is a highly rewarding and promising career option. As healthcare services are becoming more in demand, so is the need for executives to manage and supervise these services. Healthcare administrators are responsible for managing and coordinating the activities and operations of healthcare organizations of all types.

Their duties may include overseeing the financial management of the healthcare organization by managing budgets, patient billing functions, and insurance. They also work towards improving the quality, efficiency, and technology of healthcare services while keeping up with new trends and developments in the field.

Another crucial aspect of their job is ensuring compliance with current and proposed healthcare laws and regulations, maintaining records, adhering to all privacy regulations, and ensuring the safety of all data. In addition, they schedule work for healthcare employees, manage personnel, and communicate and coordinate with medical staff, department heads, and other healthcare staff to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality services to patients and the greatest efficiency for the healthcare organization.

Professionals with a Master's in Health Administration can be found in diverse environments, including hospitals, health systems, clinics, physician practices, long-term care, provider networks, specialty care organizations, government services, and other similar healthcare settings.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers


Median Pay as of May 2023


Much faster than average growth rate 2022 through 2032


Number of Jobs Held in 2022

International Students

Face-to-face workshops and seminars are also offered on campus during the academic terms for interested students; while attendance is optional for domestic students, it is required for all international students with an F1 visa.
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I also learned how different the healthcare system and hospitals are constantly changing to adapt to new inactions and also how the world is changing. What made me feel empowered in my career is it never showed me the right way to run a hospital, but instead showed me different ways to improve a healthcare system within a hospital and also what can affect your hospital and the systems. My best memories were friends that I made along the way — our backgrounds were different — but we all had the same goal when pursuing this program.

Adriana Brown
Adriana Brown
Health Services Administration, M.H.A.
Robert D. & Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services
MSU Texas decorated graduation cap during the Midwestern State University commencement ceremony.

Alumni Spotlight

Rohan Jagtap, DDS, recently published the first book of its kind in the United States on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in dentistry. Jagtap earned his master's degree in health care administration from MSU Texas in 2018 and is a world-renowned clinician and researcher in the field of AI and dentistry.

Within days of its release, the book sold out across major retailers. Jagtap currently serves as director and assistant director of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at The University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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